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'''José Maria de Eça de Queiroz'''His last name was officially spelled "Queiroz"; as Queirós is the most common spelling nowadays, the author is sometimes referred to as "'''Eça de Queirós'''" (; 25 November 1845 – 16 August 1900) is generally considered to have been the greatest Portuguese writer in the Literary realism|realist style.[https://www.theguardian.com/books/2000/dec/23/biography1 Pick of the week - Consul yourself], Nicholas Lezard, ''The Guardian'', 23 December 2000Émile Zola|Zola considered him to be far greater than Gustave Flaubert|Flaubert. The London ''The Observer|Observer'' critics ranked him alongside Charles Dickens|Dickens, Honoré de Balzac|Balzac and Leo Tolstoy|Tolstoy.[http://www.ndpublishing.com/books/ecadequierosthemaias.html The Maias, by Eca de Queiros], New Directions Publishing Corp During his lifetime, the spelling was "Eça de Queiroz" and this is the form that appears on...
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Birth date{{birth date|df=yes|1845|11|25}}
Birth placePóvoa de Varzim, Portugal
Death date{{Death date and age|df=yes|1900|8|16|1845|11|25}}
Death placeParis, France
OccupationNovelist/Consul
NationalityPortuguese
MovementLiterary realism|Realism, Romanticism
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